50th Anniversary of Operation Homecoming

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  • 60th Air Mobility Wing

In honor of the 50th Anniversary of Operation Homecoming, Travis AFB is hosting commemorative events to celebrate the return of American Prisoners of War from Vietnam to Travis AFB, March 30-31, 2023.

The two-day celebration will kick-off with a base warrior run event and a reception for former POWs and their families.

Key events include a renaming ceremony of the Travis AFB Passenger Terminal and historic marker dedication ceremony honoring the first steps former POWs took on American soil after returning from Vietnam. Additionally, attendees will be able to participate in a guided legacy tour from the Travis AFB Passenger Terminal to the flight line and an unveiling of aircraft nose art for the KC-10 Extender, C-17 Globemaster III and C-5M Super Galaxy. The Travis Aviation Museum will also be open to participants and will include a tour of the C-141C Starlifter.   

Finally, the celebration will conclude with a POW roundtable event where the Team Travis community will have the opportunity to hear from a panel of former POWs and keynote speaker. 

The scheduled events are open to former POWs and their families as well as base personnel and community members (with base access). If you are interested in learning more information or how to participate, please contact us at 60AMWPA@us.af.mil.